What’s In My Make-Up Bag: Poppy Rawson
What’s In My Make-Up Bag: Poppy Rawson

What’s In My Make-Up Bag: Poppy Rawson

Make-up artist and YouTuber Poppy Rawson is known for her expert recommendations and easy-to-watch tutorials – so naturally, we wanted to see what’s in her beauty bag. From make-up heroes to the skincare she wouldn’t be without, here are her ride or dies…
By Sapna Rao

My favourite mascara of all time is the MAC 3D In Extreme Dimension. It has 24-hour wear and never flakes or smudges. It also contains lash conditioning ingredients which give your lashes incredible length and volume – it’s one of my must-haves. 

For foundation it will probably come as no surprise to those who follow me that my favourite is the M·A·C Studio Radiance Face & Body Foundation. I’ve used it for years and absolutely swear by it. If you love a lightweight, dewy, natural looking finish but want the option to build up the coverage, this is the foundation for you. I use the shade N4.

I have a real passion for blusher and bronzer. There are so many I love, but the M·A·C ‘Give Me Sun’ Mineralize SkinFinish Bronzer and the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in ‘Pinkgasm’ are two of my favourites. 

Eyeshadow and liner are the two products I really enjoy applying. By switching up your eye make-up, you can totally change your whole look and take things from day to night. My favourite palette right now is the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Bella Sofia’. A lot of people don't know this but the 'Pop' shade is actually made with real, crushed 24ct gold particles. Eyeliner is also part of my signature look and my favourite is from Too Faced. 

Skincare is the most important part of my beauty routine. Without good skin prep, your make-up will never look good. My current routine includes the VERSO Hydrating Serum, Elemis Marine Cream and BeautyPie SPF50

My primer of choice is the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base. No matter your skin type, it works for everyone, and the scent is incredible – it’s totally worth the hype. I also think it’s important to include an AHA and retinoids into your skin prep routine. They unblock pores and stimulate cell renewal. 

Two products I couldn’t live without are Glossier’s Future Dew and its Stretch Concealer in ‘G9’. Together, they give my skin that glossy, dewy and healthy look, and the Future Dew always revives tired-looking complexions – it’s like a big glass of water for your skin. 



The lipstick I never let out of my sight is M·A·C’s ‘Teddy 2.0’ Powder Kiss Lipstick. I actually have two so I’m never without. The colour is similar to the brand’s cult ‘Velvet Teddy’ shade, only slightly pinker and a bit more wearable. My favourite lip liner is Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Pillow Talk’

I never contour. Instead, I use bronzer to add a little definition, but in a really soft and subtle way. As for highlighter, I love the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter. I have three shades because I love switching it up depending on the season. It can be used in so many ways. 

I love a fluffy brow. My hack is actually to use Pears Soap mixed with some fixing spray. But the Anastasia Brow Freeze and the BareMinerals Strength & Length Brow Gel are also great for achieving this look. They condition the hairs so well, and I've found my brows have become so much thicker since using it. 

Finally, I always have some hair oil in my beauty bag. My go-to is Kevin Murphy’s ‘Young Again’. It's clear, so it doesn't stain your hair or dull it in any way – and it has added heat protection that makes it ideal before a blow dry or heat styling.  I also love Moroccan Oil – it’s a classic. 

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